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Gardner-Webb (4-6) at LSU (4-4)

Maravich Center, Baton Rouge, La., 7 p.m. (SEC)

The Bulldogs face their third SEC opponent this season. They lost to Vanderbilt and Tennessee. … The Bulldogs have won two of their past three games, including a 73-53 victory Saturday at Furman. … LSU has lost four of its past five, two of those losses in overtime.

Winthrop (6-2) at Alabama (6-2)

Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 9 p.m. (SEC)

The Eagles will play their second SEC opponent within an eight-day span. Winthrop lost at Georgia 74-64 on Dec. 8, snapping a two-game winning streak. … Alabama is on a four-game winning streak, which includes victories over then-No. 20 Wichita State, then-No. 17 Notre Dame and Clemson. All four were by four points or less.

Bill Kiser

High Point (8-2) at N.C. State (6-3)

PNC Arena, Raleigh, 7 p.m.

The Panthers’ strength, 3-point shooting, is N.C. State’s defensive weakness. High Point has made 42.4 percent of its 3s on the season (53 of 125). Senior forward Lorenzo Cugini has made an incredible 25 of 41 3-point attempts (61 percent). N.C. State ranks No. 262 in the country in 3-point field-goal defense.

Tulane (6-4) at No. 11 North Carolina (7-2)

Smith Center, Chapel Hill, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

This is UNC’s first game without junior forward Kennedy Meeks, who injured a knee at Texas and is expected to be out for at least two weeks. ... Tulane has coach Ed Conroy, who was an assistant to Les Robinson at N.C. State during the 1990s, and assistant coach Shammond Williams, who was the most valuable player of the 1997 ACC tournament for the Tar Heels.

Joe Giglio

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